Discussion in 'Self-made Gear' started by IzaWildman, Aug 10, 2019.
Now, that is COOL!
What a beauty, nice job! Should make a great thumper too.
That is damn near real. I'd almost swear to seeing a tongue flicking out. Nicely done.
Dang......that is one great looking cane @IzaWildman. Fine job!
Awesome. I love making canes for people who need them. Very, very cool.
Wow! Nicely done!
Looks good enough to shoot.
Very nice, love the eyes!
I thought it was going to bite. That sir, is crazy good work!
Excellent job brother!
Wow, that is too cool, great job!
Ya done good young ole friend. joe
That's some fine craftsmanship right there!
Wow! Slicker than squid snot!
Very nicely done, good eye on the design to fit the material too.
We need to trade, barter, figure something out...….
Though I'll admit, if I had made it, it wouldn't be going anywhere.
Amazing! Very cool.
Thanks, I’m flattered. Let me think about it.
Holy Wow!!! That’s awesome! I like it.
Great artistry! Nice job!
I need to be on the lookout for some seasoned willow now. I like to use willows off a beaver hut for walking staffs. They are extremely hard but take BLO very well. My staff I use right now is about 6 years old. I screw a sharpened SS bolt in the end and sharpen it to a point. It saved my rear a bunch of times on ice.
People don't like me walking around with it in the summer months. Been told a couple of times to leave businesses because of it. My cane I use most days is on its last leg. I need a replacement and you gave me a good idea. Now to find the right piece of wood.
That is an awesome cane.
Good eye for what could be!
That’s really nice work!
Art in there
Beautiful! What wood did you use?
Thank you, it is red maple.
Neat. I know my wife wouldn't let it in the house!
Wow! Just Wow! This a piece of artwork. Very nicely done.
Wow, that’s pretty wild. Nice work.
Very nice! You probably saw a cane with a snake's head for a handle in that piece of wood immediately.
@IzaWildman Awesome!! I'm trying to ge t my wife off the walker and onto a cane, but she's using a hiking stick right now during her laps around our circle. Still early for her and I hope she can work into using nothing, but I've always thought a cane was very practical and sexy............ Nicely done.
Very nicely done, excellent craftsmanship!
I like it! Well done
Could you please tell us what tools you used to make your snake cane?
that snake head looks so real, i thought it was my x mudder-in-law !!!
I will take some pictures of the tools I used and post them in this thread. I won’t have a chance to do so until tomorrow afternoon but to answer your question for now, primarily some carving knives I made, some gouges, rasps and sandpaper. Really, just some pretty basic tools. Pictures will help.
That's incredible looking. Great work!
A ssssuperb ssssnake ssstaff you made, @IzaWildman. I like it!
Very nice. I like how you used and followed the natural grain of the wood.
@Falcon45, here’s some pictures of some of my carving tools, used to carve this cane.
The primary tool used was the first knife on the top, left side of the picture. The draw knife was used to peel the dried bark and for some shaping on the root ball, which forms the head of the snake. The rasps were also used for shaping and smoothing the head.
I primarily use the home-made knives for most of my carving. They are made from old planer blades and files.
Some small / micro gouges and v tools. I used the first and third from the left on this cane.
Some gouges: I used the bottom two and the v tool, fourth from the bottom.
Lastly, some of the detail was done with the pyrography pens above. Not pictured, is the variable power supply for the pens.
Most of the carving was done with the knives.
Good job. I enjoy seeing good carving and yours is grade A. Keep up the good work.
I really like that! I love the details. Especially the nose plate scales.
Nice job. Love the carving tools.